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Paramedicine

Integrity, accountability, respect and teamwork – these qualities embody the practice of Paramedicine.

If you are compassionate, committed and want to make a difference in your community, then a career in Paramedicine may be for you.

The Bachelor of Paramedicine is offered as a two-year full time (fast-track) program, taught in Hobart, and Sydney.  Through-out the degree, students have the chance to learn skills in small groups, and then apply what has been learnt to professional experience placements with ambulance services. Our degree is taught by real-world practitioners, in small class sizes that give you individual attention and support.

Learn about university terminology and definitions in our glossary

Course Options

Bachelor of Paramedicine

2 years full-time
Hobart and Rozelle

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Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours

1 year full-time, up to 3 years part-time
Hobart and Rozelle

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Study the only fast track paramedicine degree in Australia.

Real-world placement opportunities available.

Practicing Paramedics, or Military Medics - complete a conversion degree through a recognised credit pathway.

Study options

Bachelor of Paramedicine

If you enter our degree without a background in Paramedicine, you'll study full-time on either our Sydney or Hobart campus. This course offers opportunities to learn in simulated environments and the real world.
Applications close 30 September, 2021.

Conversion Pathway

Our conversion pathway is designed to help currently practicing paramedics and advanced medics in the Australian Defence Force upgrade their existing qualifications. The conversion Pathway is fully online, flexible and designed to let you study from anywhere while balancing your life and work commitments.
Applications for the conversion study pathway will remain open beyond 30th September 2021.

Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours

The Honours program in Paramedic Practice is designed to provide students already holding a paramedicine degree with a foundation in research skills and further study in paramedicine. Graduates of this course will be well placed for advanced career pathways including clinical practice, research and education.

Course breakdown

Bachelor of Paramedicine

2 years full time study, on campus in either Sydney or Hobart. Professional Experience Placement will be a part of your studies.

Bachelor of Paramedicine - Conversion Pathway

2 years part time, fully online. For practicing paramedics and advanced medics in the Australian Defence Force looking to upgrade their existing qualifications. As practicing paramedics or military medics, Conversion Pathway students are not required to undertake professional experience placement.

Note: Students studying this pathway may choose to complete over a longer timeframe provided they finish within 5 years of commencement.

Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours

Minimum 1 year, maximum 3 year, on campus in either Sydney or Hobart. Students will need to have completed a Bachelor of Paramedicine or equivalent to be eligible.

1

Bachelor of Paramedicine

Year 1

Foundations of Paramedicine

Living and Working with Cultural Diversity

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1A

Paramedicine 1

Clinical Paramedicine 1

Mental Health Care in Paramedicine

Human Anatomy and Physiology 1B

Paramedicine in Clinical Context 1

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care*

Pharmacology in Practice

Pathophysiology in Paramedicine

Year 2

Paramedicine 2

Clinical Paramedicine 2

Advanced Trauma and Environmental Paramedicine

Pathophysiology in Paramedicine

Paramedicine in Clinical Context

Advanced Cardiology in Paramedicine

The Older Adult in Paramedicine

Obstetrics and Paediatrics in Paramedicine

Paramedicine in Clinical Context 3

Transition to Practice

Research Experience in Paramedicine

Health Services and Health Informatics

2

Bachelor of Paramedicine (Conversion Pathway)

Year 1

Living and Working with Cultural Diversity

Research Literacy

Mental Health Care in Paramedicine

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care

Pharmacology in Practice

Pathophysiology in Paramedicine

Year 2

Advanced Trauma and Environmental Paramedicine

Pathophysiology in Paramedicine

Advanced Cardiology in Paramedicine

The Older Adult in Paramedicine

Obstetrics and Paediatrics in Paramedicine

Research Experience in Paramedicine

Health Services and Health Informatics

3

Bachelor of Paramedicine with Honours

Year 1

(or part time time equivalent)

Paramedic Research 1

Paramedic Research 2

Paramedic Research 3

Paramedic Research 4

Career outcomes

Tegan Groom, Rozelle Campus, Sydney

"I like the fact that it's outside, it's active and it's different every day. It's different every job. You have no idea what's going to happen until that job drops down – it's really exciting."

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The University of Tasmania Bachelor of Paramedicine unlocks the potential of individuals to work in complex, dynamic and austere environments. Graduates will possess the expertise and values to have a positive impact on the quality of life for their community and will be equipped to work both nationally and internationally.

As a graduate, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to assess and manage a broad range of clinical presentations in an out-of-hospital setting.

You’ll understand the importance of informed clinical reasoning, in situations often complicated by unpredictable environments.

The healthcare industry in expected to grow by over 15 percent over the next five years.*

You could find work as a paramedic in organisations such as:

  • State-based ambulance service around Australia or New Zealand
  • International ambulance services
  • Industry emergency response units
  • Non-emergency transport
  • Australian Defence Forces
  • Community-based emergency health settings

*Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business five year projections from May 2019 to May 2024.

Postgraduate Study Options

Visit the Paramedicine Postgraduate page for postgraduate study options. These postgraduate courses are designed to develop your skills and knowledge in clinical reasoning, decision-making and practice for the management and provision of advanced, effective and comprehensive health care.

Study Experiences

Our on-campus course is offered in Hobart, Tasmania and Rozelle, New South Wales. We offer many opportunities to learn in simulated environments and the real world.

This includes practical learning placements in both metropolitan and rural settings, with diverse patient groups. Our distinctive, problem-based course includes professionally relevant experiences with the chance to learn in a range of classroom and placement settings.

We focus on the latest research, best-practice evidence, and a patient-centred approach that is positively shaping the future of paramedicine.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition of Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.